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Blogs April 20, 2017 4 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Patent Trolls

A patent troll—a person or entity—obtains patents that are sold at auctions by distressed companies attempting to liquidate their assets or by companies that want to monetize unused patents and/or patents that don’t have any value to the companies.

Blogs April 10, 2017 Tesla Hopes to Shift into High Gear with Chinese Investment

Elon Musk’s Tesla electric car company recently received a $1.8 billion cash infusion from Chinese powerhouse Tencent. Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu are leveraging their respective technologies to enter the self-driving car market.

Blogs April 03, 2017 7 Tips for Using Gamification to Influence Behavior

If you’ve ever strived to see that online confetti fall when you break your own personal exercise record, earn a new badge when you discover that new craft beer, or accumulate those Farmville coins, then you’ve been gamified!

Blogs March 31, 2017 Amazon Establishes a Foothold in Middle East with Souq Acquisition

Amazon is adding to its online shopping presence with the acquisition of Dubai-based Souq.com. The deal is valued between $650 million and $800 million. Amazon says the Souq acquisition is scheduled to close later this year.

Blogs March 24, 2017 Tech Odd Couples Team-Up to Keep Pace with Competition

Companies, that on the surface don’t seem to have much in common, are finding unique ways to expand through M&A transactions and partnerships in response to growing competition. Here's a sample of M&A activity in the technology sector.

Blogs March 15, 2017 FCC Signals Possible Net Neutrality Changes for Businesses

FCC decisions on net neutrality, broadband deployments and privacy rules are expected to undergo major reshaping in the next several months. If net neutrality rules are relaxed, ISPs could charge companies to prioritize access to their content.

Blogs March 06, 2017 Will Companies Have to Pay Taxes on Automated Workers?

Companies that rely on the use of artificial intelligence or other assisted technologies should begin to consider the possible tax implications. Companies will eventually need to pay some sort of tax on using robot workers.

Blogs March 02, 2017 Are You Ready for 5G? Just Hold Your Horses

For those who would like to download data 10 to 100 times faster than your current measly 4G system, we're a small step closer to that reality with Verizon’s announcement that it will test 5G in 11 cities across the U.S. in the first half of 2017.

Blogs February 23, 2017 Snapchat Readies IPO

Snap Inc., parent company of social media giant Snapchat, has filed with the SEC to go public. The initial share price is expected to be between $14 and $16, which would raise more than $3 billion from the sale of 200 million Class A shares.